Good morning (ok, it's Saturday night, but I may not have time to post in the a.m.), lovies. Per Knitting Interrupted, I'm posting a few views of my backyard. I live in a spacious townhouse (hey, I had 650 square feet in NY. Spacious is relative), but my favorite part is my backyard, with a tree. No biggy, you think? Well, in NM, to an East Coast girl, a tree is worthy of note. When I bought this place, Maddie was living with me still, and it was important to me that she have a fun, safe place to chase balls, dig in the dirt (I know, bad me to allow that), and hang in the shade while I read or corrected papers. When we moved in, though, it was just a big rectangle of dirt with the tree. Last spring was really rainy for Albuquerque, so we had a big mud pit with a tree. My floors are brick, so it was easy to clean up after my muddy-pawed girl. Neal took pity on me though. He transformed the mud pit into my little slice of green joy. I adore my back yard.
Since I spend a lot of time in Neal's backyard, I thought I'd give you a picture of the CT yard.
When we first started dating, Neal built me the stone bench with footstool near the side woods. Someday there will be plantings all around it to make it a little private retreat. In the summer, when it's not too humid, I like to sit there with Neal, watch the dogs run around, and comment on the state of the flowers.
I hope you enjoyed the backyard field trip. Let me know if you visited, and let me know if you posted your backyard--I'll be sure to stop by and say hello. And, hey, don't forget to enter the Name Miss Lendrum contest. I'm going to close it out on Monday at 6 p.m., so get those entries in. Neal gave her a middle name "Paddle Put". The first person to identify that reference will get a prize, too!